Monday, May 2, 2011
[pitchfork.com] Pixies' run of Doolittle-in-full shows, which has been going on for some time now, is about to come to a close. So what's next? Guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering recently spoke with Spinner to discuss the reunited indie greats' future-- which, believe it or not, may include new music at some point.
Santiago and Lovering were initially cautious about discussing the possibility of the band releasing fresh material. "In the back of our minds I think we're afraid that it might cause friction. Right? Don't you think? It might, and that 'might' is gonna be an 'Uh oh, what the f--- are we doing now?'" Santiago says. Lovering adds, "The thing is, we want to protect the legacy. If we do something, it better be good. And as we go along -- it's been seven years now -- it gets more difficult to make that decision.
But later in the interview, Santiago was much more optimistic: "That talk about making a record will be in the forefront next because it'll be time, you know. It'll be time. We've definitely gelled as a unit and hopefully when we can all bury the hatchet -- and we have -- maybe we'll go in there and hope for the best."
He also revealed that there's been at least one musical megastar pushing the issue: U2 frontman Bono. "He's like, 'Please make a record!' Goddamn, we can't leave that unturned. That would frustrate me. It would." Imagine how Bono feels, dude.
Santiago also dismissed the possibility of a Doolittle-like tour to play Bossanova in full ("that's not going to happen. We're gonna wear out our welcome soon enough"), which means that it's probably going to be a bit before you see a reunited Pixies perform "Velouria" again. Heal thy wounds by watching the video for the song below...
Posted by Dan Goldin at 7:05 PM